[bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence

  • From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:13:39 -0800

In any case, my strong feeling is that the apostrophe was the choice of the author or editor and Bookshare has told us not to make corrections in the books we submit or proofread. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger Loran Bailey" <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>

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Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence


If the hours belonged to the community service then the apostrophe would be after community service followed by an s. The word hours would then follow. The way the sentence is constructed with the apostrophe after the word hours
it is saying that the community service belong to the hours and that makes
no sense, so it must be incorrect.


Roger Loran Bailey

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:25 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: question about a sentence


Hi all,

No, the hours belong to Community Service, not the other way around.
Dunnow if belong is the right word, but those hours are to be spent in
Community Service, they belong to or are owned by, or are hmmm, given to,
ah, that's it, given to, as in a gift, so the apostrophe is correct.   I
said in my previous post that it's so strange, it must be correct.  I
think it is.  It's a weirdness to be sure.

Ann P.

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